17.410 / 17.411 Globalization, Migration & International Relations, Fall 2002
Afghan refugees prepare wheat dough for bread in makeshift bakeries in camps near the Afghan/Pakistan border. The United States has supplied more than 80 percent of all food aid for vulnerable Afghans through the World Food Program. Afghanistan was number one recipient of U.S. humanitarian assistance prior to September 11, and remains so today. The U.S. Agency for International Development is the U.S. government agency that has provided development and humanitarian assistance worldwide for over 40 years. (Image courtesy of USAID/Martin Lueders.)
A bibliography of all required and related readings is available for this course.
This graduate course is divided intothree parts. Together they are intended to provide theoretical, empirical, and policy perspectives on source and consequences of globalization, focusing on emergent structures and processes, and on the implications of flows of goods and services across national boundaries - with special attention to the issue of migration, on the assumption that people matter and matter a lot. An important concern addressed pertains to the dilemmas of international policies that are shaped by the macro-level consequences of micro-level behavior.